“Disturbing video” with calf sparks Mercer County investigation

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation after receiving a call Tuesday night about a “disturbing video” involving a juvenile and a calf. Police say the actual video was taken at a farm in Marion Township.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a call around 9:00 p.m. stating that they had seen a video showing a juvenile “doing cruel acts to a young calf.”

Police initially identified multiple juvenile suspects and one of the juveniles is in custody. Due to their age, the names of the suspects were not released.

Sheriff Jeff Grey said that the Marion Township farmer was unaware of the incident and is fully cooperating with the investigation.

The report is still being reviewed by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, and police say it is possible formal charges will be filed.

The Sheriff’s Office released the following:

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his Office is investigating an incident that took place at a farm in Marion Township. On Tuesday, November 15th at 8:59 PM Central Dispatch received a call from a concerned citizen. The caller reported that there is a disturbing video circulating involving a juvenile doing cruel acts to a young calf.

An investigation began into this incident and multiple juvenile suspects have been identified. One of the juveniles is in custody. The farmer was unaware of this incident taking place on his property and is fully cooperating with law enforcement.

Due to the suspects being juveniles, their names are prevented from being disclosed. The report is being reviewed by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office in its entirety with the possibility of formal charges being filed on those involved.